procreative


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pro·cre·a·tive

 (prō′krē-ā′tĭv)
adj.
1. Capable of reproducing; generative.
2. Of or relating to procreation: the procreative instinct.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.procreative - producing new life or offspring; "the reproductive potential of a species is its relative capacity to reproduce itself under optimal conditions"; "the reproductive or generative organs"
fruitful - productive or conducive to producing in abundance; "be fruitful and multiply"

procreative

adjective
Of or relating to reproduction:
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Contract notice: supply of "single-use gyneco-obstetric medical devices: draping, instrumentation, procreative medical assistance and sterile trays"
Fueling the crisis is Vatican teaching that sex is inextricably procreative. Pope Paul VI had to condemn contraception for fear of condoning homosexuality, "one of the keys that explain the cover-up" "in a secretive culture." However, the vast majority of heterosexual married Catholics rejects that teaching.
For assisted reproduction, she considers such aspects as access to assisted reproduction services, the allocation of parental status, and procreative tourism and its implications for domestic German courts.
Above, I mentioned three kinds of relationship that have been thought to generate deontic reasons of partiality: contractual relationships, procreative relationships, and loving relationships.
These long-awaited procreative services finally became available to veterans on Jan.
Pope Francis used the phrase, "The family, founded on indissoluble marriage, unitive and procreative," and stated that a marriage entered into with little understanding of church teaching was not necessarily invalid--both indications that a new view of divorce will not be forthcoming.
Same-sex marriage is not right because marriage has a two-fold purpose (which cannot be separated): unitive (love) and procreative (having an offspring).
Doctors talking to reporter Monday regretted that in our context reproductive health and procreative behavior, that are fundamental aspects of life, are given little or no attention in public policy discussions because of culture, taboos and wide range sensitivities.
Emily Bingham's passionate message has struck a chord with thousands, who have been sharing the article and backing her message that other people's reproductive and procreative plans should be kept private.
By contextualising the relevant passages from Leviticus (Chapters 15, 18, and 20), Pliny the Elder (23-79 ce), and Aristotle (384-22 bce), we can observe what historian David Biale has termed 'procreative theology'.
The unitive purpose of sex exists for the procreative purpose; sex bonds people together for the larger end of creating stable families with mothers and fathers.
In the thousand years covered by his research, gradually conjugal procreative sex comes to be privileged.